Installing brainrender

Instructions for installing brainrender


To install brainrender, you need a python environment with a python > 2.7 and python < 3.8 (so python 3.6 or 3.7 ideally). If you don't have a python environment ready, you can crate one with anaconda.

Basic installation

Installing brainrender is as simple as:
pip install brainrender
Make sure to have your anaconda environment active when running pip install
You might get some error messages reporting conflicting version requirements for the allensdk package and a couple others. You can safely ignore these.
Note that some of brainrender's more rarely used features may require the installation of additional packages.
Once you have installed brainrender, dive right in with this getting started example notebook!

Advanced installation

If you want the most recent version of brainrender's code, perhaps to help developing it, you can either clone/fork the github repository or you can get it directly from GitHub with:
pip install -U git+